Men hate to shop. It’s a truism that Bud Light ads have hammered into us for decades. Ikea has absorbed it, too, and come up with a novel solution in its Australian stores.
Source: Ikea Debuts Mänland, a Daycare for Men While Women Shop | Adweek
I always wonder why the incidence of GST is so well understood but the incidence of company taxes so poorly understood.
Everyone understands that exports should be GST free because we cannot pass on the tax to foreigners – we simply have to accept the world price.
The international market for capital is just as unforgiving in expecting the same after-tax return wherever it goes.
So if a country has an above average company tax, before tax rates of return must go up to equalise after-tax rates of return around the world.
This means wages must be lower in New Zealand both to ensure equalisation of after-tax rates of return and because there is less investment here if rates are return are lower after-tax.
Running around saying that Universal Basic Income will make work optional leaves open the question of who will be the suckers who actually do the work and pay enormous taxes to fund the idyllic lifestyle of the bohemian rest.
Source: What If Everybody Didn’t Have to Work to Get Paid? – The Atlantic.
Expediting the processing of permits can actually make quite a difference to firm start-up costs even in countries with few barriers to starting up a business.
Source: Markus Poschke (2011) Entry regulation: Still costly | VOX, CEPR’s Policy Portal.
Note: The value of time is set to a business day’s output per day of waiting time at 22 business days per month.
Doubling from 4,400 to 9,000 does not exactly strike me as an explosion in wind technician employment.
Source: Wind Turbine Technicians : Occupational Outlook Handbook: : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Yet still this occupation is expected to be the fastest-growing occupation in the USA in the next 10 years.
The last convicts were transported in 1953.
<p>Source: <a href="http://www.historytoday.com/dean-nicholas/map-imperial-europes-penal-colonies">Map: Imperial Europe's Penal Colonies | History Today</a>.